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Old 12-02-2007, 08:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: [First Time] Building A Computer

Originally Posted by aetherh4cker View Post
I think I'd get a semi-decent video card... just so Compiz / Beryl run like a dream. Have a really flashy system... one you'd be proud to show off. Hmm... and I also think nVidia has better Linux support... right?

I'm also a fan of Intel lately... and maybe not the best choice for those afraid to over clock... but I still recommended getting an E2160 and overclocking it like crazy.

Maybe somthing like this:

E2160 (overclocked to over 3.0 ghz)
Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Some good G.Skill or Crucial Ballistix 2x 1GB kit
7200.10 500GB Seagate hard drive (or 7200.11 if you can afford it)
Whatever cool power supply you can find in b1gapl's recommended components thread
I want to say get a nVidia 7900GS. Overclocks well, will run Compiz flawlessly. Also, you might want it for ID's upcomming OpenGL games! Though... this will weigh in at $120, so maybe something cheaper would be better.

What I have listed above will come to about $400-450 before shipping, but it would kick ***.
why not the e2180.. so its a guaranteed M0 stepping...
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